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#1 Seth Johnson

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:30 PM

I know there are translights, but what about simpler ways, like hanging a 12x silk in the BG, backlighting it with a small diffused unit, and using solids or a custom cut-out to create the artificial horizon. I'm thinking specifically for use with a poor-man's process driving scene. Three characters in a car, on a soundstage. And I'll be handheld on longer lenses.

I hate the idea of seeing nothing outside the car, but am trying to avoid the cost of a full-on translight.
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#2 Ram Shani

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 02:48 AM

the problem is if the car is driving so you need the background to be moving or there will be no effect of moving car

is it day or night

in the "city" or out in the "country"

i did thing like that for day drive in the country

i light the 12*12 with strong H.M.I and overexposed it for 3-4 stops (i was shooting tungsten)

then close to the 12* we put big brunches on doorway dolly and move them from one side to the other

in the car we crate hard light same were in the shoot and moved in front of it another branch that cast strong moving shadow in the frame

i shoot with long lens to throw the back ground out of focus

for night shoot you can put black 12* and in front of it take cardboard cut small windows in them and put christmas lights in them
same trick with the dolly and the out of focus
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